Ronald E. Naves Jr.

Executive Director, Center for Corporate Legal Leadership

  • UCLA Anderson School of Management, M.B.A.
  • Yale Law School, Special Visiting Student (one year)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., Economics
Prior positions
  • Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ ECPG)
  • Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Litigation, Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMST)
  • Group Counsel, Global Litigation, Gateway, Inc. (NYSE: GTW)
  • Associate, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Additional highlights
  • Extensive background as a legal department leader for diverse global businesses in the technology, e-commerce, entertainment and financial services industries.
  • Prior to joining the UC Irvine School of Law, Ron opened the Naves Law Office PC where his practice included providing General Counsel Legal Services to companies without in-house counsel and consulting services to companies with regard to analyzing and lowering legal expenses, reducing risk and improving performance.
  • Licensed to practice law in California, Connecticut, and South Dakota.